In the “a picture is worth a thousand words” category is the crowd scene you see below of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s fund raiser at the Boulder Ridge Country Club.
Bianchi listed the financial accomplishments of his office, pointing to his predecessor’s expenditure on one outside attorney of “$2.8 million for employment cases alone.”
But, the highlight of the speech was his conclusion:
“In concluding, I have spoken about three ways we have saved taxpayers money,
- our check enforcement program
- out in-house attorneys and
- those attorneys who work to save taxpayer money,
and I have introduced those attorneys who battle crime daily.
“Let me thank all those here tonight for their continued support for me and our office. Your presence here tonight is humbling and your appreciation is our payback.
“And, in my parting words, I want to remind everyone that I am not a career politician.
“I ran for office
- to do justice
- keep the community safe and
- to return the office to the people.
“And, despite any outside pressure or threats, I will continue to do that.
“I have kept my promises and, in doing so, I serve the people and those who put me in office.”
Bianchi is not on the ballot this year.